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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5032 (Horizontal)

Microphone Preamp and 3-Band EQ

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Product Description for the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5032 (Horizontal)

The Portico 5032 is a single channel Mic Pre/EQ having an independent transformer coupled Line level input for the EQ section. It includes a full-featured Mic Pre identical to the 5012 with the addition of a flexible 3 band Equalizer in the Mr. Rupert Neve tradition. The 5032 is equipped with high and low frequency shelving curves and a Parametric Mid Band covering 80Hz-8kHz in two ranges.

The Rupert Neve Designs 5032 module is a half rack width, 1.75 (1U) module in the now well-known Portico style. The 5032 is ideal for both tracking and mixing applications with selectable mic or line inputs. Both paths have full access to the EQ, phase, silk and mute making it the ideal choice for either standalone operation, or forming the core of a larger mixing system. As with the entire Portico range, the construction is a heavy and robust steel shell that provides total magnetic screening and exceptional mechanical stability. The front panel is machined from a solid 1/8-inch aluminum plate with a steel sub panel behind it.

Alternative front panel layouts are available providing a choice of vertical or horizontal mounting. When the horizontal front panel is chosen, a single 5032 can sit firmly on a bench or desktop on its detachable rubber feet. Two 5032s can be joined with the optional Horizontal Joining Kit (Model # 5221-RM) and mounted across a standard 19″ rack.

When the vertical option is chosen, up to Eight 5032s can be mounted in the optional Vertical Frame. This leaves a 3″ wide space that can be used to house a Power Supply or monitor unit. The Vertical Frame assembly is designed for rack mounting and includes basic rear cable management. Blank panels are available to fill any unused spaces when the full complement of eight modules is not fitted into the optional Vertical Frame.

The Portico 5032 module comprises a single microphone pre-amplifier identical with those found in the Portico 5012, and a new 3-band Equalizer. The output stage is identical with that of the Portico 5012, using single-sided circuitry, driving a carefully configured output transformer that can deliver a full + 25dBu from the balanced and ground-free secondary winding.

The Equalizer

The subtleties of audio circuit design as relating to sonic performance are becoming more clearly understood by designers and professional users. For example, it is evident that frequencies above 20 kHz and incredibly small distortion and non-harmonic artifacts, affect the way that humans perceive sound. Specifications and measurements do not fully disclose these sonic qualities that are important to sound engineers and musicians. There is no substitute for hours of patient listening and experimental bench work that results in the sweet and silky sound of my classic designs.

Low Shelf And High Shelf

The Portico 5032 Equalizer makes use of both a High Frequency and Low Frequency shelving characteristic that provide steeply rising or falling curve shapes. Such curves, when used aggressively, enable second and even third harmonics to be varied in relation to a fundamental, allowing the natural sound of a musical instrument to be varied. Used less aggressively, bands of frequencies above or below the “turnover” frequency can be adjusted to desired levels.

These sections each provide EQ curves that approximate to 6 dB/Octave with a boost or cut of up to 15 dB and a true “Flat” response at the center of the control track. Frequencies chosen for these “turnover” points are the result of critical listening and follow traditional equalizer patterns.

Peak Eq (Mid-Band)

This section provides a very wide range of frequencies in two bands with a powerful “Q” or bandwidth control. The range of boost or cut is +/-15 dB with a true “Flat” response at the center of the control track. The steepness of the actual curve slopes can exceed 6 dB/Octave which results in a powerful chisel type of tool. The “Q” control offers completely variable bandwidth, from very narrow to super wide, having a range of “Q” = 0.6 to “Q” = 3.0. The base band covers 80 Hz to 800 Hz, which is important when dealing with the body of a spectrum or for thinning a muddy acoustic environment. A x10 button multiplies the frequency of the base band by x10 (i.e. it provides continuity from 800 Hz to 8.0 kHz).

Features

Microphone / Line Inputs

  • Separate microphone and line inputs may be selected. With both the inputs, phase, silk, HPF, and the 3 bands of EQ are available for use

Mic Pre

  • 72dB total gain across a 6dB increment stepped switch and a +/-6dB continuously variable trim pot

Low Shelf

  • Fixed 150 Hz frequency with continuously variable gain of ±15 dB

Mid Parametric Band

  • Continuously variable frequency in 2 ranges from 80 to 800 Hz and 800 Hz to 8 kHz, selected with the 10x push button; continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of ±15 dB

High Shelf

  • Fixed 8 kHz and 16 kHz frequencies selected with the 8k/16k push button; continuously variable gain of ±15 dB

EQ In

  • Engages all 3 bands of EQ

Silk

  • It gives a subtle option to enhance sound quality in the direction of vintage modules. Silk button reduces negative feedback and adjusts the frequency spectrum to provide a very sweet and musical performance

Level Meter

  • -30 to +22 dBu with reference to the output

Mute

  • Cuts off the output signal post metering and pre Buss Output. Be sure to mute the outputs before engaging phantom power

High Pass Filter

  • High pass filter is a valuable aid in any signal chain but particularly so in a microphone preamplifier. Signals between 20 and 250 Hz can be attenuated, leaving the range above this unaffected (eliminates building rumble, air handling motor hum etc.)

Phantom Power

  • Provides 48V phantom power to microphones

Phase Inverts

  • Flips the phase of an incoming source 180°

Frequency Response :

  • Main Output, no load, –3 dB @ 2.5 Hz
  • –3 dB @ 125 kHz

Noise :

  • Measured at Main Output, unweighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms, With gain at unity
  • better than –102 dBu

Maximum input :

  • from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +25 dBu.

Maximum output :

  • from 20 Hz to 20 kHz is +25 dBu. Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise: from <10 Hz to 80 kHz,
  • @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.002% @ 20Hz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.120%
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  • @ 20kHz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.010%

Equalizer

Noise :

  • Measured at Main Output, unweighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms. with all gains set at 0,
  • Better than –92 dBu

Maximum input :

  • from 20 Hz to 20 kH, +24.5 dBu

Maximum output :

  • from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +24.5 dBu

Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise :

  • from <10 Hz to 80 kHz, @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.007% @ 20Hz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.120% @ 20kHz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.070%

Noise :

  • Measured at Main Output, unweighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms.
  • Better than –92 dBu

Maximum input :

  • from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +25 dBu.

Maximum output :

  • from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +25 dBu.

Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise :

  • from <10 Hz to 80 kHz @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.020% @ 20Hz, +20 dBu output Better than 0.140% @ 20kHz, +20 dBu output Better than 0.070%
SKU RND-5032-H
Brand Rupert Neve Designs
Weight 7.0000
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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